I am a firm believer in the saying: “There is a light at the end of the tunnel.” No matter how dark and scary a tunnel (aka situation) in life is, you will make it through the tunnel and back into the light (aka feeling better). Every single time. As long as you are alive, things will turn around. Help will come. No situation is hopeless. Even if you’re in the worst pain of your life, there is hope. Even if you are depressed and think being alive is too painful, there is hope. There is medicine out there. There are doctors out there. There are hospitals out there. There is a crisis line out there. There is a comforting book out there (like Feeling Good). There are people who care about you out there. There are blogs written by empathetic people who understand your situation out there.
I want to share this because it helps me, and maybe it will help you too:
A terrible storm came into a town and local officials sent out an emergency warning that the riverbanks would soon overflow and flood the nearby homes. They ordered everyone in the town to evacuate immediately.
A faithful Christian man heard the warning and decided to stay, saying to himself, “I will trust God and if I am in danger, then God will send a divine miracle to save me.”
The neighbors came by his house and said to him, “We’re leaving and there is room for you in our car, please come with us!” But the man declined. “I have faith that God will save me.”
As the man stood on his porch watching the water rise up the steps, a man in a canoe paddled by and called to him, “Hurry and come into my canoe, the waters are rising quickly!” But the man again said, “No thanks, God will save me.”
The floodwaters rose higher pouring water into his living room and the man had to retreat to the second floor. A police motorboat came by and saw him at the window. “We will come up and rescue you!” they shouted. But the man refused, waving them off saying, “Use your time to save someone else! I have faith that God will save me!”
The flood waters rose higher and higher and the man had to climb up to his rooftop.
A helicopter spotted him and dropped a rope ladder. A rescue officer came down the ladder and pleaded with the man, “Grab my hand and I will pull you up!” But the man STILL refused, folding his arms tightly to his body. “No thank you! God will save me!”
Shortly after, the house broke up and the floodwaters swept the man away and he drowned.
When in Heaven, the man stood before God and asked, “I put all of my faith in You. Why didn’t You come and save me?”
And God said, “Son, I sent you a warning. I sent you a car. I sent you a canoe. I sent you a motorboat. I sent you a helicopter. What more were you looking for?”
Credit for story: http://epistle.us/inspiration/godwillsaveme.html